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Joel Edgerton and Harrison Gilbertson are two of Australia's most in-demand actors but they made time to soak up the serenity at a WA beach at the weekend.

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The stars were in Busselton for CinefestOZ, which wrapped up yesterday, where they attended premieres of their movies at the South West film festival.

Gilbertson, 21, who won an AFI award in 2010 for Beneath Hill 60, walked the red carpet for his boundary-pushing S&M drama My Mistress on Thursday. Edgerton's premiere was crime thriller Felony.

Making the most of their visit, they later headed to Smiths Beach at Yallingup to catch up and pose for a selfie.

Edgerton, 40, said recently he hoped to test the famous swell in the region.

"Many years ago I flew to WA on a whim and had a fantastic time," he said. "I'm a surfer so I'm hoping somebody in Margaret River will lend me a board."

Edgerton was also celebrating being named the CinefestOZ Screen Legend for 2014. He said he was honoured to accept it because making Australian films was important to him.

But neither of their projects took out the inaugural CinefestOZ Film Prize.

The jury, including director Bruce Beresford, actress Marta Dusseldorp and reviewer Margaret Pomeranz, gave it to Robert Connolly for Paper Planes.


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